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Bret Jensen

With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Bret Jensen brings success as an investor and entrepreneur to TheStreet Real Money Pro team. As the chief investment strategist at Simplified Asset Management between 2008-2011, Jensen’s small long/short hedge fund was in the top 5% of long/short hedge funds for total return in its first full year (2009) as ranked by Hedgeco fund database. He currently acts as corporate secretary for Florida Alternative Investment Association, which encompasses more than 100 managers managing more than $30 billion in assets under management. 

Jensen specializes in value and GARP investing, along with simple options strategies like covered call trades. He is passionate about teaching others how to achieve financial independence at a relatively young age like he did. 

He has been a Real Money and Real Money Pro contributor for TheStreet team since 2012. His coverage focuses primarily on sector coverage, stock trading ideas, options trading, and macroeconomic trends. Fun fact about Jensen: he became a professional poker player at the age of 18 before turning his attention to investing. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

Not Sure Where the Market Is Headed? Keep It Defensive With This Play

Wrapping a covered call strategy around this defensive name adds downside protection while enhancing its yield.

2 Stocks Showing Conviction From Corporate Insiders

In my quest for conviction in an uncertain market, a well-known large-cap and and lesser-known small-cap name both appeared on my screen

Investors Can Expect Several Reality Checks in April

Don't be lulled to sleep by the recent stabilization in the market.

Here's What I'm Watching as the Second Quarter Begins

Whether the Fed pauses interest rate hikes when they meet again in May is likely to be a dominant conversation in the month ahead.

This Shouldn't Be a 'Ruff' Trade at All

I'm following Doug Kass' 'pet' project into an options play for this name.

Here's Why I'm Investing in This Hawaiian Bank

For one, its deposit base is stickier than most.

Except for Energy, I'd Be Wary of Cyclical Stocks

Another increasing concern for equities is that we are likely to see an 'earnings recession'.

Until Next Time

As always, good to sit in here on the Daily Diary. Kind of a quiet Monday in the markets, as investors just seem relieved nothing significant broke over the weekend. BioNTech , the German partner of Pfizer  for the Comirnaty Covid vaccine states its...

Energy Stocks, Gold and More

Not much change in the major indexes since our last update but the Nasdaq has moved slightly lower. The energy sector is one of the strongest performers in the overall market as oil is up some $3 a barrel in trading today. The Energy Select Sector S...

Bitcoin, Treasuries and Fed Expectations

The market has turned mixed after an early promising rally. The Nasdaq is now in negative territory while the S&P 500 and Dow remain in the black. More trouble in crypto land as Binance and its co-founder and CEO, Changpeng Zhao, are now being sued ...

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